Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 8/15/12
The Tater Trot Tracker will be Melky Cabrera-free today—though that's only because he hasn't hit a home run since August 4. I guess those PEDs weren't doing much, huh? *nudge, nudge* Let's get to some real trots! Home Run of the Day: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds - 18.95* seconds [video] A walkoff home run for Bruce. It was 0-0 game in the bottom of the ninth when Bruce hit his home run. That's pretty darn exciting. Slowest Trot: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals - 23.93 seconds [video] Bad luck for Holliday to find himself atop this list for such a seemingly normal home run trot. Holliday just edges out Nick Swisher for the slowest trot of the day. Swisher was interesting. Watching the video, Swisher put his body into a position to sprint out of the box as soon as he made contact. It didn't last long, however, because once Swisher saw that the ball had a chance to leave the yard, he stopped himself from running in order to watch the ball fly. And it wasn't like this ball was flying...
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